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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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This was a pack the trunk week!  I went to Publix, CVS and Bi-Lo all in the same night, with three kids in tow.  It sounds like a lot, but our stop in Publix was only to get the most recent coupon booklets.  We didn’t buy anything, but headed to Bi-Lo with more competitor coupons!

At CVS I did a few transactions and used up the Extrabucks I earned Black Friday week.  I couldn’t pass up Pampers diapers for $3.99 or all detergent for $1.99!

Total before sales and coupons: $38.73
Total Saved: $26.91
Total Spent: $11.82
ECB Remaining: $7

I also got back $4.75 using the Ibotta App.

I paid with the CVS $20 gift card we got from the Living Social deal earlier this week.  Since the gift card doesn’t need to be used all at once, I have money left for another week of deals.

Total before sales and coupons: $221.64
Total Spent: $97.89
Total Saved: $123.75 or 55.8%

This is a big trip, but was using left over budget from last week and this week.  I’m actually glad to save at least 50% when this includes 3 lbs of pecans at $8 per lb, and 2 lbs of t-bone steak at $7.99 lb.  We also got potatoes, carrots, oranges, black berries, eggs, milk and a number of other good for you items that don’t always have coupons.

My favorite deal was the milk… thanks to a Publix Yellow Adv. coupon the milk was FREE with 4 boxes of Kellogg’s cereal that’s all on sale B1G1.

The Deal:

(2) Kellogg’s Froot Loops, B1G1 at $4.24
(2) Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes B1G1 at $4.24
(1) gallon of Milk
-Free milk gallon wyb (4) Kellogg’s cereal, 8.7 oz + (Publix coupon), Yellow Advantage flyer (exp 12/14)
(4) -$1.50 off Kellogg’s cereal, printable
Total Due: $2.48

Makes it 49¢ each!

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